>>USMNT Edges Jamaica In Gold Cup Final
(Santa Clara, CA) — The U.S. men’s national team is celebrating a Gold Cup championship. Jordan Morris scored in the 88th minute to give Team USA a 2-1 win over Jamaica in the Gold Cup final last night. It’s the sixth time the U.S. has captured the title in the tournament.
>>Cavs’ Gilbert Addresses Irving Rumors
(Cleveland, OH) — Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert says Kyrie Irving’s reported trade request is a “fluid” situation. Gilbert did not confirm Irving asked to be dealt and didn’t say if the team plans on doing so. Irving has three years left on his contract, but can opt out after the second season.
>>Cubs Back In First After Win Over White Sox
(Chicago, IL) — The Cubs are back in first place in the NL Central. Chicago moved into the top spot following an 8-3 win over the rival White Sox. Anthony Rizzo had three hits and four RBI for the Cubs, who are now a half-game ahead of the Brewers. Chicago is 10-and-2 since the All-Star break.
>>Cardinals Double Up Rockies For Series Sweep
(St. Louis, MO) — Matt Carpenter’s two-run double in the fourth snapped a 4-all tie and the Cardinals went on to beat the Rockies 10-5 at Busch Stadium. Paul DeJong hit a two-run homer as St. Louis swept the three-game series. Rookie Harrison Bader had three hits in his second big league game. Carlos Martinez improved to 7-and-8 with the win.
>>Scouts Looking At Lynn
(St. Louis, MO) — With the non-waiver trade deadline approaching next week, the interest in Cardinals starting pitcher Lance Lynn remains strong. MLB.com reports scouts from both the Dodgers and Nationals were on hand to watch Lynn throw six innings of one-run ball in a 3-2 win over Colorado on Tuesday. The free-agent-to-be is 8-and-6 with a 3.21 ERA this season.
>>Rockies Get Neshek From Phillies
(Denver, CO) — The Rockies are bolstering their bullpen for the stretch run. Colorado has acquired All-Star reliever Pat Neshek from the Phillies in exchange for three minor leaguers. Neshek is 3-and-2 with a 1.12 ERA this season. He’s struck out 45 in 40-and-a-third innings. Colorado is currently in control of the NL’s second wild card.
>>Bears Begin Practice Today
(Bourbonnais, IL) — Training camp is here for the Bears. Veterans arrived in Bourbonnais yesterday. Chicago will be on the field without pads today. The Bears will hold their first padded practice on Saturday. Chicago begins preseason play against the Broncos on August 10.
>>Jets Claim Whitehead Off Waivers
(Florham Park, NJ) — Lucky Whitehead is going from “Big D” to the “Big Apple.” The Jets claimed the wide receiver off waivers from the Cowboys yesterday. Dallas released Whitehead after he had been accused of shoplifting. He was later cleared by police after it was determined his identity was stolen.